I got my puppy. We named him Data..pronounced "Da da". I named him after Roy. This little puppy has helped me so much not feel so lonely. Even in a room full of people, you can feel alone.
Living in the cancer world, you lose people, friends you've made. But not living in it, you feel like no one really gets what you're going through, especially emotionally. I can put a smile on, no probs. But underneath it all, unless I'm out doing something crazy or with the family, there usually isn't that smile inside.... It's a catch 22. What do you do?
Well, I've been pondering that for the past month. I realized I just needed a break. I'm back. I'm ready to advocate the shit out of lung cancer, all cancers for that matter, but the number one killer is at the top of my priority list. I'm going to find that face for lung cancer, that star. And if I don't do it in time, I am sure that my friends and family will continue to advocate. Stop the stigma of lung cancer.
Look for Karley, Data, and I in the September 26th issue of Woman's World. I haven't seen it yet but we took tons of pics. Thank you Lung Force for making that possible and all of these interviews a reality. And thank you Bonnie J Addario foundation for making me a part of your committee to help advocate. And Team Draft, Chris Draft, for all you do for patients all over. And you're crazy cause you're going over the edge of the Buckhead Tower today. We love your crazy. And Lungevity, Free to Breathe, and the ALA for all they do. So many advocates.
Jessica Steinberg, I'm so jealous of you on stage with Bradley Cooper last night on Stand Up 2 Cancer. If you didn't watch it, I encourage you too. At least the first part. I cried my eyes out in memory of the people I've lost and my own trauma. There is a lot going on in the area of research for lung cancer, which gives me so much hope.
Well, that's all for now. Scans are the first week in October. I'm going to give that worry to God and enjoy this time. Like they say, ignorance is bliss. And I'm always thankful for the 3 months of bliss I have between scans. We are doing the annual brain MRI along with the PetScan so prayers would be so much appreciated. And thank you for continuing to pray, this is never ending, so I may always need them.